Cecil's Open Road
Calculating Risks (1:13)
Defining Success (1:25)
Make Today A Good Day (2:13)
Crazy Babbling Sunshine
New York, NY
Director of Sustainability & Energy
1997, change, community, different, eco-village, energy, freedom, full scholarship, fun, happy, impact, inspired, leave, let down, love, music, NYU, passion, Salt Lake City, youth
- Had a full scholarship to the University of Maryland to study music.
- Felt like the school was too big for him, did a transfer program at the University of Montana.
- Got “bit by the bug” while flying over the Midwest, realized that humans rule the planet, have a duty to protect it.
- Knew he couldn’t just take an environmental science class and move on, he had to dedicate his life to this.
- Found a group of people who felt the same, they decided they wanted to found an “eco-village.”
- Started Dancing Rabbit—all homes built with alternative materials, powered by renewable energy, grow and consume organic produce.
- Wishes he could’ve cloned himself: part of him could’ve stayed at Dancing Rabbit forever, part of him had always wanted to live in New York.
- Moved to New York, got to enjoy city life, simultaneously help the environment on a large scale by making NYU more sustainable.